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Unexpectedly Delicious! Air Fryer Oven Peri Peri Mafaldine Pasta Bake


Are you looking for a satisfying and flavorful dish that the whole family will love? Look no further than this mouthwatering pasta bake recipe. Packed with delicious ingredients and simple steps, this pasta bake is sure to become a favorite in your household. Let's dive into the details and learn how to create a scrumptious pasta bake that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Ingredients for a Tasty Pasta Bake:

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 white onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • Tomato purée (1 tablespoon)
  • Parsley, mixed herbs, pepper (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt (to taste, depending on the seasoning)
  • Peri peri seasoning
  • Peri peri sauce
  • Pasta sauce
  • Wild rocket (handful)
  • Mafaldine pasta (500g)
  • Chicken breast (500g)
  • Peas & sweetcorn (1 cup)
  • 1/2 tub of large light Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup oil

Let's get started with the preparation of this delightful pasta bake!

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken

Begin by marinating the chicken in a mixture of peri peri sauce, peri peri spices, and mixed herbs. Allow it to marinate for at least an hour, allowing the flavors to infuse and enhance the taste of the chicken.

Step 2: Prepare the Onions and Garlic

Slice the red and white onions and crush the garlic cloves. These aromatic ingredients will add depth and flavor to the pasta bake.

Step 3: Sauté the Onions, Chicken, and Garlic

In a pan, heat the oil and brown the sliced onions. Once they are caramelized, add the marinated chicken and crushed garlic to the pan. Cook them together for approximately 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the chicken to cook through.

Step 4: Cook the Pasta

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the Mafaldine pasta according to the package instructions. Cook it until it reaches the desired al dente texture, ensuring it doesn't become overly soft.

Step 5: Combine the Ingredients

Add the peas, sweetcorn, pasta sauce, tomato purée, and all the dry spices to the pan with the cooked chicken. Stir in the wild rocket and Philadelphia cream cheese. Allow the mixture to simmer for an additional 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and create a luscious sauce.

Step 6: Assemble and Bake

Transfer the cooked pasta to a baking tray. Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese on top to create a deliciously golden and cheesy crust. Set your HYSapientia air fryer oven to 200°C (400°F) and bake the pasta for approximately 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Once the pasta bake is golden and bubbling, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve it with a fresh green salad or garlic bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

There you have it – a delectable pasta bake that is sure to impress. Gather your ingredients and follow these easy steps to create a flavorful and comforting dish that will leave your taste buds singing. Enjoy the wonderful aromas as the pasta bake bakes to perfection, and savor every delicious bite.

Try this delightful pasta bake recipe today, and make it a regular addition to your family's mealtime repertoire.

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